The Ollech & Wajs Astrochron S is a surprisingly cool chronograph that runs an Automatic Valjoux 7753. The watch itself is based on a 1968 model of the same name. The company claims this watch was used often by actual rocket scientists:

Perhaps it was inevitable that NASA’s most prestigious scientists would be amongst the elite professionals that used the Astrochron’s various dials and scales (Chief Rocket Scientist – Wernher von Braun amongst them). Engineers, sportsmen, commercial and military divers, pilots and ships officers were also fast to appreciate the value of such a rugged and water-resistant precision timing instrument.

Von Braun connections or no, you’re basically getting a solid automatic chronograph with compass bezel and an interesting regatta-style countdown minutes dial at 3 o’clock. The watch will cost $2,500 when it goes on sale on March 10.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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